April 23, 2018 –Nextlaw Ventures, the global legal tech venture capital investor, and Nextlaw Labs, the global legal tech accelerator and innovation consultancy launched by Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, have partnered with Legal Geek for the Around the World Tour to meet with high-potential legal tech startups worldwide.
Legal Geek’s Around the World Tour will cover five legal tech hubs spread across four continents:
- Moscow: May 14
- Singapore: May 17
- Sydney: May 31
- Melbourne: June 4
- San Francisco: June 7
- London: June 19
At each leg of the tour, legal tech startups will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges including a representative from Dentons or Nextlaw. Top startups will be named in each city but only one will be chosen among all the cities to receive a travel grant to attend the famous Legal Geek conference in London on October 17, 2018. The winner will receive an exhibitor stand at the conference and a premium speaking slot in front of an audience of over 2,000 of some of the legal tech community’s best and brightest.
Legal Geek is a global community based in London for legal tech startups focused on providing online resources, thought leadership, social gatherings and events.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Legal Geek again following the success of last year’s European road trip and annual conference. We can’t wait to meet with all the new startups now that the road trip is going global,” said Dan Jansen, CEO of Nextlaw Ventures.
“The opportunity to support the evolution of legal communities around the world with Legal Geek is very exciting. It’s all about creating meaningful connections with like-minded people,” said Marie Bernard, CEO of Nextlaw Labs.
“Legal tech is a movement without borders. We want to meet with the coolest legal startups globally and give them a platform to share their stories,” said Jimmy Vestbirk, Founder of Legal Geek.
The latest news from the Around the World Tour can be tracked on social media using the hashtag #LGRoadTrip.
About Nextlaw Ventures
Nextlaw Ventures (NLV) is a global early-stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on the legal technology sector. NLV was launched initially by Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, and works closely with Nextlaw Labs, the legal tech accelerator also launched by Dentons. As an autonomous firm, NLV finds and invests in promising startups, provides unmatched resources to help its portfolio companies grow and scale, and helps to deploy new technologies that are disrupting the legal profession. The growing NLV portfolio includes ten of the most innovative legal tech companies in the market and constitutes one of the largest legal technology portfolios in the world. www.nextlawventures.vc
About Nextlaw Labs
Nextlaw Labs is an industry-leading global legal technology accelerator and innovation consultancy. Nextlaw Labs leverages technology to reinvent the business and practice of law and is committed to delivering innovation as a service. Nextlaw Labs is an autonomous, wholly owned subsidiary of global law firm Dentons and the first legal tech venture created by a law firm. www.nextlawlabs.com
Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. www.dentons.com